Video shows Harrison Ford wrongly flying over airliner
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 22, 2017,
Feb 22, 2017, 14:25
This is the moment Hollywood superstar Harrison Ford came terrifyingly close to an airliner carrying 116 people during an apparent botched landing at a California airport.
An FAA spokesperson told The Mirror: 'Air traffic controllers cleared the pilot of a single-engine Aviat Husky to land on Runway 20L at John Wayne Airport Monday afternoon'.
In it, an American Airlines 737 is taxiing slowly.
It shows the passenger plane coming to a halt as the actor flew overhead, before making his landing.
American Airlines flight 1546, which had 110 passengers and six crew members on board, was reportedly able to take off safely minutes later.
Ford asks in previously released audio from the air traffic control tower.
The video also shows the same landing, but from a different angle.
"The pilot correctly read back the clearance", an FAA spokesperson said. Ford's plane was supposed to have landed on a runway which runs parallel to the taxiway, AP added in its report.
It is not known what caused Harrison to steer off-course, but he could face serious consequences if the FAA investigation finds evidence of negligence.
The 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR plane that crashed onto a golf course and was piloted by U.S. actor Harrison Ford in Venice, California.
The actor, who suffered a head injury and broken leg from the crash - which interrupted filming on the set of Star Wars 7 - put the accident down to a "mechanical issue".